-How the joy of climbing trees provides optimal conditions for quality learning- My children have spent many hours climbing trees in local woodland. There was a time when if I couldn’t see one of them, then I had to remember to look up as well as look everywhere else too. Once when I was heavilyContinue reading “Tree Climbing and Real Life Learning”
Category Archives: House of Wonders
A week in the garden
It has been a great week for garden activity. The weather has been continuously sunny and we have been able to open up our french doors which allows for free movement between inside and outside. Consequently, the garden is utilised to a much fuller degree. We have a large picnic table and benches on aContinue reading “A week in the garden”
FAQ: What does unschooling look like?
-A week in the life- Unschooling looks differently in different families. Each family has its own unique set up, location, income, local possibilities and other contributing factors. What unschooling looks like in our family will most likely not be replicated in your family but I hope you will be encouraged by the variety of activityContinue reading “FAQ: What does unschooling look like?”
FAQ: Is it possible to unschool neuro-divergent children?
Neuro divergent children deserve and are entitled to the same respect and love that any child should have. Our aim is to provide our children with strong relationships and allies in an environment that meets their needs. We walk alongside them and advocate for them, demonstrating inter-personal skills and giving voice to autonomy. We acceptContinue reading “FAQ: Is it possible to unschool neuro-divergent children?”
Following the Flow
Here is a day in the life of our house, this is what going with the flow looks like and how we support our children’s day to day activity. Welcome to the House of Wonders: Our day began with Miss 8 and Miss 5 having a drawing challenge that they set themselves. They were ableContinue reading “Following the Flow”
Facilitating Our Children’s Passions
I have taken one example for each of my children and described how we facilitate and engage with their interests. They all have multiple pursuits on the go and they access them as and when they want to and the degree to which they want to. The things that I have chosen are areas thatContinue reading “Facilitating Our Children’s Passions”
Living together when everyone is different
Our children are all different. I have four children and they are all different. They have different personalities and different interests and different methods of learning and different peaks and troughs in their days. They have the freedom to follow their own curiosity in their own ways, they have individual preferences in how they interactContinue reading “Living together when everyone is different”
Fostering Relationships in Our House
In our house putting our relationships first looks like: Making sure that I spend 1:1 time with each of my children, if they want it. This week I have researched how to detangle doll hair and create a Barbie salon with my five year old. We conditioned and combed out the hair of eight BarbiesContinue reading “Fostering Relationships in Our House”